Tourism and Hospitality Research - THoR Conference

THoR Program Committee

Below is the list of THoR Program Committee members for the Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference:

Program Chair

 Prof. Ian Alexander Eddie Member, Board of Advisors, Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF)
Director, DBA Program, Southern Cross Business School,
Southern Cross University
Professor of Accounting, Southern Cross University


Program Committee

Dr. Paul Weeks Director of Academic Studies and lecturer
Course Coordinator Tourism & Hospitality programs
Coordinator Singapore Tourism & Hospitality partner programs
School of Business & Tourism
Southern Cross University

Dr. Albert A. Barreda Hospitality & Restaurant Administration
Missouri State University

Assoc. Prof. Karine Dupre Bachelor of Architecture and Program Director
Griffith University

Prof. John Burgess HRM and Co Director Change, People
Organisations and Well Being Research Cluster
School of Management
Curtin University

Prof. Daleep Singh Institute of Management Studies and Research
Maharshi Dayanand University

Maria Gushchina Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality, Group Supervisor
Far Eastern Federal University

Asst. Prof. Joby Thomas Co-Ordinator
Department of Tourism Studies
Christ University

Assoc. Prof. Sarat Kumar Lenka Associate Professor & Nodal Officer
Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management
Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India

Assoc. Prof. Goldi Puri Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management (IHTM)
Maharishi Dayanand University (M.D.U)

Prof. (Dr.) Ashish Dahiya Professor & Director
Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management
Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak Haryana

Prof. Una McMahon-Beattie Head of Department – Hospitality and Tourism Management
University of Ulster
United Kingdom

Prof. Annette Pritchard Director of Welsh Centre for Tourism Research
University of Wales Institute
United Kingdom

Dr. Stephen Moore Head of Department
Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management
Cardiff School of Management
University of Wales Institute
Cardiff (UWIC) Llandaff Campus
United Kingdom

Prof. Gerard Corsane Dean for International Business
Development & Student Recruitment
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Newcastle University
United Kingdom

Prof. Richard Sharpley School of Sport, Tourism and The Outdoors
University of Central Lancashire
United Kingdom

Prof. Robert Maitland Director, The Centre for Tourism Research
University of Westminster
United Kingdom

Assoc. Prof. Hazel Tucker Department of Tourism
University of Otago
New Zealand

Prof. Colin Hunter Sustainable Development & Geography
School of Geography & Geosciences
University of St Andrews
United Kingdom

Assoc. Prof. Rong Huang Tourism Marketing
University of Plymouth
United Kingdom

Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis Chair in Tourism
Deputy Director of International Centre for Tourism Research
Bournemouth University
United Kingdom

Dr. Paul Whitelaw Acting Head, School of International Business
Victoria University

Assoc. Prof. Graham Busby Tourism Management
Plymouth School of Tourism & Hospitality (Faculty of Business)
United Kingdom

Dr. Amy Suen Instructor, Department of English
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Asst. Prof. Masooma Khamis Mahmood Al-Balushi Department of Tourism
College of Arts and Social Sciences
Sultan Qaboos University

Asst. Prof. Tamer Atef Department of Tourism
College of Arts and Social Sciences
Sultan Qaboos University

Dr. Peter Wiltshier Senior Lecturer
Department of Hotel, Resort & Spa Management
College of Business
University of Derby

Prof. Raj Kumar Director & Dean, Institute of Management Studies
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Dr. Leticia Susan Lagmay Solis Asian Institute of Tourism
University of the Philippines


Becoming A Program Committee Member / Reviewer:

Interested in becoming a Program Committee member?

Please send email to addressing to The Organizing Committee expressing your intent to become a PC member and attach your updated CV

What are the roles of every Program Committee member?

Generally, the following are the roles of every committee member (please note these roles depend on the availability of your time):

  • Provide input/advice about the conference theme and topics.
  • Review papers and the number will depend on the availability of your schedule
  • Help to disseminate/circulate the call for papers announcements to your list of contacts (faculty, peers and research students).

Benefits of being a TPC

  • Enhance your knowledge in you field of expertise through latest research and updates submitted
  • To increase your exposure in the academic field as an expert to the related fields
  • Access to latest research and findings in your field of expertise
  • Add into your credentials to help you in your career advancement
  • You may potentially be invited as Keynote Speaker
  • To avail concession on the registration fee of attending the conference

Your details will be added in the list of Technical Program Committee. We also provide certificate / letter of appointment by request.

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